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ThinkSystem NVIDIA RTX A4500 20GB PCIe Active GPU

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Abstract

The NVIDIA RTX™ A4500 GPU is a dual-slot, 10.5 inch PCI Express Gen4 graphics solution based on the state-of-the-art NVIDIA Ampere Architecture. It is an actively cooled product capable of 200 W maximum graphics power.

The ThinkSystem NVIDIA RTX A4500 20GB PCIe Active GPU delivers hardware-accelerated ray tracing, revolutionary AI features, advanced shading, and powerful simulation capabilities to creative professionals.

This product guide provides essential presales information to understand the RTX A4500 GPU and its key features, specifications, and compatibility. This guide is intended for technical specialists, sales specialists, sales engineers, IT architects, and other IT professionals who want to learn more about the RTX A4500 GPU and consider its use in IT solutions.

Introduction

The NVIDIA RTX™ A4500 GPU is a dual-slot, 10.5 inch PCI Express Gen4 graphics solution based on the state-of-the-art NVIDIA Ampere Architecture. It is an actively cooled product capable of 200 W maximum graphics power.

The NVIDIA RTX A4500 delivers hardware-accelerated ray tracing, revolutionary AI features, advanced shading, and powerful simulation capabilities to creative professionals. With a graphics memory footprint of 20 GB of GDDR6 memory, the A4500 GPU enables the most graphics-intensive applications run with the highest level of user experience, even with largest of data sets.

ThinkSystem NVIDIA RTX A4500 PCIe Active GPU
Figure 1. ThinkSystem NVIDIA RTX A4500 PCIe Active GPU

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Certified with a broad range of professional applications, tested by leading independent software vendors (ISVs) and workstation manufacturers, and backed by a global team of support specialists, NVIDIA RTX is the visual computing solution of choice for demanding enterprise deployments.

Part number information

The following table shows the part numbers for the RTX A4500 GPU.

Table 1. Ordering information
Part number Feature code Description
4X67A76726 BNFD ThinkSystem NVIDIA RTX A4500 20GB PCIe Active GPU

The PCIe option part numbers includes the following:

  • One RTX A4500 GPU with full-height (3U) adapter bracket attached
  • Documentation

Features

The NVIDIA RTX™ A4500 combines high performance, enterprise reliability, and the latest RTX technology to help you achieve your best work in realtime. Built on the NVIDIA Ampere architecture, the RTX A4500 combines 56 second-generation RT Cores, 224 third-generation Tensor Cores, and 7,168 CUDA® cores with 20GB of graphics memory to supercharge rendering, AI, graphics, and compute tasks.

Connect two RTX A4500s with NVIDIA NVLink to scale memory and performance with multi-GPU configurations, allowing professionals to work with memory intensive tasks such as large models, ultra-high resolution rendering, and complex compute workloads.

NVIDIA RTX professional graphics cards are certified with a broad range of professional applications, tested by leading independent software vendors and workstation manufacturers, and backed by a global team of support specialists. Get the peace of mind needed to focus on what matters with the premier visual computing solution for mission-critical business

The ThinkSystem NVIDIA RTX A4500 20GB PCIe Active GPU offers the following features:

  • PCI Express Gen 4
  • Four DisplayPort 1.4a connectors
  • AV1 decode support
  • DisplayPort with audio
  • 3D stereo support with stereo connector
  • NVIDIA GPUDirect® for Video support
  • NVIDIA Quadro® Sync II compatibility
  • NVIDIA RTX Experience™
  • NVIDIA RTX Desktop Manager software
  • NVIDIA RTX IO support
  • HDCP 2.2 support
  • NVIDIA Mosaic technology
  • NVIDIA NVLink Technology

Technical specifications

The following table lists the specifications of the NVIDIA RTX A4500 GPU.

Table 2. NVIDIA RTX A4500 specifications
Feature Specification
GPU Architecture NVIDIA Ampere
GPU Memory 20 GB GDDR6
Memory Interface 300-bit
Memory Bandwidth Up to 640 GB/s
ECC Yes
NVIDIA CUDA Cores 7,168
NVIDIA Tensor Cores 224 third-generation Tensor Cores
NVIDIA RT Cores 56 second-generation RT Cores
Single-Precision Performance 23.7 TFLOPS (peak)
RT Core performance 46.2 TFLOPS (peak)
Tensor Performance 189.2 TFLOPS (peak)
NVLink support Yes; 1x NVLink Bridge supported per pair of GPUs
Host Interface PCI Express 4.0 x 16
Power Consumption 200 W
Thermal Solution Active cooling
Form Factor 4.4” (H) x 10.5” (L), FHFL, Dual Slot
Display Connectors 4x DisplayPort (DP) 1.4a
Maximum simultaneous displays 4x 4096 x 2160 @ 120 Hz, 4x 5120 x 2880 @ 60 Hz, 2x 7680 x 4320 @ 60 Hz
Encode / Decode Engines 1x encode, 2x decode (+AV1 decode)
VR Ready Yes
Graphics APIs DirectX 12 Ultimate, Shader Model 6.6, OpenGL 4.6, Vulkan 1.3
Compute APIs CUDA 11.6, DirectCompute, OpenCL 3.0

Server support

The following tables list the ThinkSystem servers that are compatible.

Table 3. Server support (Part 1 of 4)
Part Number Description 2S AMD V3 2S Intel V3 4S 8S Intel V3 Multi Node GPU Rich 1S V3
SR635 V3 (7D9H / 7D9G)
SR655 V3 (7D9F / 7D9E)
SR645 V3 (7D9D / 7D9C)
SR665 V3 (7D9B / 7D9A)
ST650 V3 (7D7B / 7D7A)
SR630 V3 (7D72 / 7D73)
SR650 V3 (7D75 / 7D76)
SR850 V3 (7D97 / 7D96)
SR860 V3 (7D94 / 7D93)
SR950 V3 (7DC5 / 7DC4)
SD535 V3 (7DD8 / 7DD1)
SD530 V3 (7DDA / 7DD3)
SD550 V3 (7DD9 / 7DD2)
SR670 V2 (7Z22 / 7Z23)
SR675 V3 (7D9Q / 7D9R)
SR680a V3 (7DHE)
SR685a V3 (7DHC)
ST50 V3 (7DF4 / 7DF3)
ST250 V3 (7DCF / 7DCE)
SR250 V3 (7DCM / 7DCL)
4X67A76726 ThinkSystem NVIDIA RTX A4500 20GB PCIe Active GPU N 3 N 3 4 N 3 2 4 N N N N N N N N N N N
Table 4. Server support (Part 2 of 4)
Part Number Description Edge Super Computing 1S Intel V2 2S Intel V2
SE350 (7Z46 / 7D1X)
SE350 V2 (7DA9)
SE360 V2 (7DAM)
SE450 (7D8T)
SE455 V3 (7DBY)
SD665 V3 (7D9P)
SD665-N V3 (7DAZ)
SD650 V3 (7D7M)
SD650-I V3 (7D7L)
SD650-N V3 (7D7N)
ST50 V2 (7D8K / 7D8J)
ST250 V2 (7D8G / 7D8F)
SR250 V2 (7D7R / 7D7Q)
ST650 V2 (7Z75 / 7Z74)
SR630 V2 (7Z70 / 7Z71)
SR650 V2 (7Z72 / 7Z73)
4X67A76726 ThinkSystem NVIDIA RTX A4500 20GB PCIe Active GPU N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N
Table 5. Server support (Part 3 of 4)
Part Number Description AMD V1 Dense V2 4S V2 8S 4S V1 1S Intel V1
SR635 (7Y98 / 7Y99)
SR655 (7Y00 / 7Z01)
SR655 Client OS
SR645 (7D2Y / 7D2X)
SR665 (7D2W / 7D2V)
SD630 V2 (7D1K)
SD650 V2 (7D1M)
SD650-N V2 (7D1N)
SN550 V2 (7Z69)
SR850 V2 (7D31 / 7D32)
SR860 V2 (7Z59 / 7Z60)
SR950 (7X11 / 7X12)
SR850 (7X18 / 7X19)
SR850P (7D2F / 2D2G)
SR860 (7X69 / 7X70)
ST50 (7Y48 / 7Y50)
ST250 (7Y45 / 7Y46)
SR150 (7Y54)
SR250 (7Y52 / 7Y51)
4X67A76726 ThinkSystem NVIDIA RTX A4500 20GB PCIe Active GPU N N 2 N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N
Table 6. Server support (Part 4 of 4)
Part Number Description 2S Intel V1 Dense V1
ST550 (7X09 / 7X10)
SR530 (7X07 / 7X08)
SR550 (7X03 / 7X04)
SR570 (7Y02 / 7Y03)
SR590 (7X98 / 7X99)
SR630 (7X01 / 7X02)
SR650 (7X05 / 7X06)
SR670 (7Y36 / 7Y37)
SD530 (7X21)
SD650 (7X58)
SN550 (7X16)
SN850 (7X15)
4X67A76726 ThinkSystem NVIDIA RTX A4500 20GB PCIe Active GPU N N N N N N N N N N N N

Operating system support

The following table lists the supported operating systems:

Tip: These tables are automatically generated based on data from Lenovo ServerProven.

Table 7. Operating system support for ThinkSystem NVIDIA RTX A4500 20GB PCIe Active GPU, 4X67A76726
Operating systems
SR650 V3 (4th Gen Xeon)
SR650 V3 (5th Gen Xeon)
SR655 V3
SR665 V3
SR850 V3
SR860 V3
ST650 V3
SR655
Microsoft Windows 10 Y Y Y Y N N N N
Microsoft Windows 11 Y Y Y Y N N N N
Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Y Y Y Y Y 1 Y 1 Y N
Microsoft Windows Server 2022 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 N N N N N N N Y 2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.3 N N N N N N N Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4 N N N N N N N Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.5 N N N N N N N Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.6 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.7 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.8 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP5 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N
Ubuntu 20.04.5 LTS N N Y Y Y Y N N
Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Y N Y Y Y Y Y N

1 For limitation, please refer Support Tip TT1591

2 The OS is not supported with EPYC 7003 processors.

NVIDIA GPU software

This section lists the NVIDIA software that is available from Lenovo.

NVIDIA Omniverse Software (OVE)

NVIDIA Omniverse™ Enterprise is an end-to-end collaboration and simulation platform that fundamentally transforms complex design workflows, creating a more harmonious environment for creative teams.

NVIDIA and Lenovo offer a robust, scalable solution for deploying Omniverse Enterprise, accommodating a wide range of professional needs. This document details the critical components, deployment options, and support available, ensuring an efficient and effective Omniverse experience.

Deployment options cater to varying team sizes and workloads. Using Lenovo NVIDIA-Certified Systems™ and Lenovo OVX nodes which are meticulously designed to manage scale and complexity, ensures optimal performance for Omniverse tasks.

Deployment options include:

  • Workstations: NVIDIA-Certified Workstations with A5000 or A6000 Ada GPUs for desktop environments.
  • Data Center Solutions: Deployment with Lenovo OVX nodes or NVIDIA-Certified Servers equipped with L40, L40S or A40 GPUs for centralized, high-capacity needs.

NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise includes the following components and features:

  • Platform Components: Kit, Connect, Nucleus, Simulation, RTX Renderer.
  • Foundation Applications: USD Composer, USD Presenter.
  • Omniverse Extensions: Connect Sample & SDK.
  • Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
  • Nucleus Configuration: Workstation, Enterprise Nucleus Server (supports up to 8 editors per scene); Self-Service Public Cloud Hosting using Containers.
  • Omniverse Farm: Supports batch workloads up to 8 GPUs.
  • Enterprise Services: Authentication (SSO/SSL), Navigator Microservice, Large File Transfer, User Accounts SAML/Account Directory.
  • User Interface: Workstation & IT Managed Launcher.
  • Support: NVIDIA Enterprise Support.
  • Deployment Scenarios: Desktop to Data Center: Workstation deployment for building and designing, with options for physical or virtual desktops. For batch tasks, rendering, and SDG workloads that require headless compute, Lenovo OVX nodes are recommended.

The following part numbers are for a subscription license which is active for a fixed period as noted in the description. The license is for a named user which means the license is for named authorized users who may not re-assign or share the license with any other person.

Table 8. NVIDIA Omniverse Software (OVE)
Part number Feature
7S02CTO1WW
Description
7S02003ZWW SCX0 NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise Subscription per GPU, 1 Year
7S020042WW SCX3 NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise Subscription per GPU, 3 Years
7S020041WW SCX2 NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise Subscription per GPU, INC, 1 Year
7S020040WW SCX1 NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise Subscription per GPU, EDU, 1 Year
7S020043WW SCX4 NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise Subscription per GPU, EDU, 3 Years

NVIDIA HPC Compiler Software

Table 9. NVIDIA HPC Compiler
Part number Feature code
7S09CTO6WW
Description
HPC Compiler Support Services
7S090014WW S924 NVIDIA HPC Compiler Support Services, 1 Year
7S090015WW S925 NVIDIA HPC Compiler Support Services, 3 Years
7S09002GWW S9UQ NVIDIA HPC Compiler Support Services, 5 Years
7S090016WW S926 NVIDIA HPC Compiler Support Services, EDU, 1 Year
7S090017WW S927 NVIDIA HPC Compiler Support Services, EDU, 3 Years
7S09002HWW S9UR NVIDIA HPC Compiler Support Services, EDU, 5 Years
7S090018WW S928 NVIDIA HPC Compiler Support Services - Additional Contact, 1 Year
7S09002JWW S9US NVIDIA HPC Compiler Support Services - Additional Contact, 3 Years
7S09002KWW S9UT NVIDIA HPC Compiler Support Services - Additional Contact, 5 Years
7S090019WW S929 NVIDIA HPC Compiler Support Services - Additional Contact, EDU, 1 Year
7S09002LWW S9UU NVIDIA HPC Compiler Support Services - Additional Contact, EDU, 3 Years
7S09002MWW S9UV NVIDIA HPC Compiler Support Services - Additional Contact, EDU, 5 Years
HPC Compiler Premier Support Services
7S09001AWW S92A NVIDIA HPC Compiler Premier Support Services, 1 Year
7S09002NWW S9UW NVIDIA HPC Compiler Premier Support Services, 3 Years
7S09002PWW S9UX NVIDIA HPC Compiler Premier Support Services, 5 Years
7S09001BWW S92B NVIDIA HPC Compiler Premier Support Services, EDU, 1 Year
7S09002QWW S9UY NVIDIA HPC Compiler Premier Support Services, EDU, 3 Years
7S09002RWW S9UZ NVIDIA HPC Compiler Premier Support Services, EDU, 5 Years
7S09001CWW S92C NVIDIA HPC Compiler Premier Support Services - Additional Contact, 1 Year
7S09002SWW S9V0 NVIDIA HPC Compiler Premier Support Services - Additional Contact, 3 Years
7S09002TWW S9V1 NVIDIA HPC Compiler Premier Support Services - Additional Contact, 5 Years
7S09001DWW S92D NVIDIA HPC Compiler Premier Support Services - Additional Contact, EDU, 1 Year
7S09002UWW S9V2 NVIDIA HPC Compiler Premier Support Services - Additional Contact, EDU, 3 Years
7S09002VWW S9V3 NVIDIA HPC Compiler Premier Support Services - Additional Contact, EDU, 5 Years

Auxiliary power cables

The RTX A4500 option part number does not ship with auxiliary power cables. Cables are server-specific due to length requirements. For CTO orders, auxiliary power cables are derived by the configurator. For field upgrades, cables will need to be ordered separately as listed in the table below.

Table 10. Auxiliary power cables for RTX A4500 (click images to show larger versions)
Auxiliary power cables needed with the SR650 V3, SR655 V3, SR665 V3

GPU cable SBB7A44786 SC17A95307460mm 8pin (2x4) cable
Feature: BMJL
SBB: SBB7A44786
Base: SC17A95307
FRU: 03HA318
Option*:
SR655 V3: 4X97A86165, ThinkSystem SR665 V3/SR655 V3 DW GPU Cable Option Kit
SR665 V3: 4X97A86165, ThinkSystem SR665 V3/SR655 V3 DW GPU Cable Option Kit
SR650 V3: 4X97A82948, ThinkSystem SR650 V3 DW GPU Cable Kit

* Additional components may be required to install the GPU. See the respective server product guide for details.

Auxiliary power cables needed with the ST650 V3

SBB7A54334320mm power cable for slots 1-4
Option: 4Z57A82608*
Feature: BPM1
SBB: SBB7A54334
Base: SC17B30731
FRU: 03HC099

SBB7A54333660mm power cable for slots 5-8
Option: 4Z57A82608*
Feature: BPM2
SBB: SBB7A54333
Base: SC17B30729
FRU: 03HC098

* The option part number is for ThinkSystem ST650 V2/V3 RTX A4500 GPU Power Cable Kit and includes both the 320mm and 660mm cables needed to install the GPU. See the ST650 V3 product guide for details.

Auxiliary power cables needed with the SR850 V3, SR860 V3

SBB7A72758200mm power cable
Feature: BW27
SBB: SBB7A72758
Base: SC17B40605
FRU: 03LF916
Option: 4X97A88015, ThinkSystem SR850 V3/SR860 V3 A4500 GPU Power Cable Option Kit

Auxiliary power cables supplied with the SR655

SBB7A14640350mm 8pin (2x4) cable for Riser 1 or Riser 2
Feature: B5T5
SBB: SBB7A14640
Base: SC17A50848
FRU: 02JK011
Option*: 4X97A59853, ThinkSystem SR655 GPU Cable Kit

SBB7A10974250mm 8pin (2x4) cable for Riser 3
Feature: B5TS
SBB: SBB7A10974
Base: SC17A50844
FRU: 02JK010
Option*: 4X97A59853, ThinkSystem SR655 GPU Cable Kit

* The option part number is for ThinkSystem SR655 GPU Cable Kit and includes both the 350mm and 250mm cables. See the SR655 product guide for details.

Regulatory approvals

The RTX A4500 GPU has the following regulatory approvals:

  • RCM
  • BSMI
  • CE
  • FCC
  • ICES
  • KCC
  • cUL, UL
  • VCCI

Operating environment

The RTX A4500 GPU has the following operating characteristics:

  • Ambient temperature
    • Operational: 0°C to 50°C (-5°C to 55°C for short term*)
    • Storage: -40°C to 75°C
  • Relative humidity:
    • Operational: 5-85% (5-93% short term*)
    • Storage: 5-95%

* A period not more than 96 hours consecutive, not to exceed 15 days per year.

Warranty

One year limited warranty. When installed in a Lenovo server, the GPU assumes the server’s base warranty and any warranty upgrades.

Related product families

Product families related to this document are the following:

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